Politics

Former MD Gov. O’Malley Announces Run For President

Former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, who has officially entered the Democratic presidential race, is casting himself as a new generation leader who would rebuild the economy and reform Wall Street.Speaking on Saturday to a crowd of about 1,000 people at Federal Hill Park in Baltimore, where he also served as mayor, O’Malley said was drawn into the campaign “to rebuild the truth of the American dream for all Americans.”Following his announcement, O’Malley headed to Iowa, where he’s seeking to become the primary alternative to Hillary Rodham Clinton in the leadoff caucus state. Before more than fifty people at a union hall in Davenport, he touted his executive experience and called for economic reforms, drawing enthusiastic applause.O’Malley, who will be in New Hampshire on Sunday, remains largely unknown in a field dominated by Clinton. Already in the race is Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, who could be O’Malley’s main rival for the support of the Democratic left.